Dr. Ritesh Thapa
What actions are you taking to promote and protect the health and rights of women and young people worldwide?
I have been volunteering in Health Camps in both remote and urban areas of Nepal since 2008. In between I write and organize photo exhibitions. Whatever methods I apply, they are directed to the service of other people by educating, healing, and showing the truth. I represented Nepal as a delegate in the One Young World Youth Summit, in London on 7-11, 2010.
Click here to view an article based on my experiences in one of the health camps.
What is your vision of lasting change for yourself and for the world's young people?
Some say “Be all that you can be,” but how does that help some other people to improve their living conditions, get rid of preventable diseases, and get rid of poverty?
I totally agree with Marian Wright Edelman, who said “Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.”
If you could tell world leaders one thing, what would it be?
Invest, preserve, and promote education for all.